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Feb 16, 2013 8:30pm PST
. the demand suicides has come up from the economy improving. and some tenants have been displaced who have taken up other places there's not layoff a lot on the port to lease. i should say those vacancy rates don't include the buildings we're in today or the vacant land. the other indicator we use is the annual revenues that has been hoover over 4 percent. the bigger story is we've got one account that repeals half of the out standing amount and once we're able to resolve that the delinquent rate will drop. now predictably we lost money in the industrial space storage facilities and parking lot this was due to the america's cup project as well as the displacement where the crews ship term is being built. we need the city to rehe bureaus us dues to some complications has not generated revenue for us however, we're expecting a revenue reimburse time. a lot of those costs have been offset by parking lot meter funds >> good afternoon commissioner this is marilyn i'm from the medical examiner division financial analysts. on the maritime does the revenue is up by 21.4 percent. and it's from two
SFGTV
Feb 18, 2013 1:00am PST
of the improving economy and the increase in permit activity to help us get to the increased this year, i have discuss thed this with the mayor's budget office. they would prefer that we take this approach to looking at legislation to further increase our surcharge rates. they would look to avoid legislation right now for that purpose and instead rely on the increased in permit activity and the application of cpi to get us to our target. and they realized that if we don't meet our revenue needs, that it is the general fund that will need to bail us out and so it is really the risk that they are taking and they are understand that. i have been also talking about the control tore see if we could set up a rainy day fund or a reserve fund so that if we do close the year with a surplus we could hold on to that money and help us to close the gap that we might experience in the future and looking to see about that and open to that. so my recommendation would be to rely on those improvements in the revenue to get us through the next year and to look again a year from now to see if we need legislation
SFGTV
Feb 15, 2013 8:30pm PST
expenditures. we know that the economy has been challenging for the board and the city in general over the last several years and so we are looking for opportunities to reduce the expenses. we did have a clerical staff member leave and held that position for some months open so that we would have salary savings and you met him and he is our new hire. i do think that even though we have an increase in appeal volume, we are going to find some savings in some of the line items that pay for the processing of appeals. the sf government television broadcasting cost and the neighborhood costs will come in lower than what we projected. because those figures are largely based on the higher levels of appeals that we have seen specifically. and even though we are trending up we are not back at our procedure historic levels. i think that we may end the year with an expenditure reduction of about $78,000, and if you back out the shortfall, we should close with about $58,000 on hand. and as far as looking forward for... i am sorry. >> please? >> the new hire, are we going to, i was focused with the surplus i
SFGTV
Feb 18, 2013 9:00pm PST
. our economy continues to grow at a steady pace. this past week the controller's office hosted a meeting of economists and other economic experts throughout the state to take a look at our projections for next year. and we will be assuming in the five-year financial plan that our economy particularly in these areas of property tax, sales tax, hotel tax will continue to be strong. aggregate discretionary revenues, a is up set of the revenues within the general fund and we have baseline requirements as identified in the charter. as you know, mta receives a significant amount of money from the general fund and with the additional good news, we will be depositing another $5.2 million to the mta in this year. additionally the library baseline will receive an additional 1.3 million, and the public education fund baseline will receive another 200,000. so, this is above and beyond the amount that was budgeted for each of these three areas. and then above and beyond that, mta receives a, an amount that's similar to the parking tax and, so, they will receive another 2.7 million. so, mta
SFGTV
Feb 20, 2013 8:30pm PST
more time in the economy for the recovery to keep going. and i think that legislation will be helpful that way. as was mentioned earlier, planning, staff, any way has recommended doubling the entitlement period from three years to 6 years, but the planning commission has yet to actually act on that. when they put that to them in 2009, the planning commission turned that down. so, i don't know yet, whether or not they are going to also extend the planning entitlement period as we have done but this will help our customers definitely in terms of the building permit process. >> i think that the only other item that i wanted to mention to you is that as panel i just mentioned on the hacto, that is healthy air, clean, vehicles. we are in the process as we have been actually for some time now requesting a waiver, the legislation contains language that enables the department in order to fulfill its duties to be granted a waiver. and it has taken the department of environmental a little time to establish a process, they now have a process so that there is a submission, again, of our request f
SFGTV
Feb 23, 2013 4:00pm PST
what dried up. dbi did fund that at one point in time and it may be as the economy picks up that we will look at perhaps, the funding, but also look at whether or not, in the appropriate situation whether that can be expanded to other than small property owners in certain situations. i would not say, necessarily, that 308 turk would necessarily be a candidate. but other prompts may be. that would definitely be something to be looked at. >> that would be great and maybe we could get together proposals around that. i think that it is a benefit. to have these buildings available. there are some of our lowest cost housing. but they really need to, we need to continue to focus on bringing the ha bitbility up. >> and the bliet cases that are very difficult cases for us to resolve so if that became available in the future it would be most helpful. >> as i remember it, the old programs, the surf program was funded by dbi and it was something that got... it was a commission action that dedicated that money to single family home owners. so it did not have to be that way. but we change that ha
SFGTV
Feb 18, 2013 11:30am PST
opening concert about five weeks after that the economy completely crashed. my plan -- and i'm absolutely dogmatic about my plans --were delayed slightly. i would say that in this very difficult timefor the arts and everyone, especially the arts, it's phenomenal how new century has grown where many unfortunate organizations have stopped. during this period we got ourselves on national radio presence; we started touring, releasing cds, a dvd. we continue to tour. reputation grows and grows and grows and it has never stopped going forward. msk(music) >> the bay area knows the orchestra. you maybe take things for granted a little bit. that is simply not the case will go on the road. the audiences go crazy. they don't see vitality like this on stage. we are capable of conveying joy when we play. msk(music) >> any performance that we do, that a program, that will be something on the program that you haven't heard before. string orchestra repertoire is pretty small. i used to be boxed into small repertoire. i kept constantly looking for new repertoire and commissioning new arrangements. if you
SFGTV
Feb 23, 2013 9:00am PST
of the strongest cities in this country. however, there are other second degree terrors of the economy we haven't increased our monies here. so therefore we're in control is very important. and housing is needed and that's what i believe the mayor said. on the different subject matter and it doesn't pertain to this audience but pertains to
SFGTV
Feb 17, 2013 12:00am PST
for a rainy day withdrawal. in terms of remaining uncertainties, the economy of course is always -- there's some uncertainty, though, our revenues appear to be relatively healthy. benefit cost growth is a significant issue for us as well as our unfunded retiree health care liability which, as you'll recall, is $4.4 billion. our labor contracts, as i mentioned, will be open the second year of the budget. this budget -- the projection before you assumes no wage increase in the second year of the budget, but we will be negotiating with the majority of our labor unions not police and fire in the second year. we also, as you all have heard and i think this will continue to be an issue that comes up at this committee and in other places, the effects of federal health care reform are really uncertain. the way that the department receives revenue is changing dramatically. the people who will be covered, it's a whole new expanded pool of people. they have choices about where to -- where to consume health care. do he they want to be a dph client, do they want to go somewhere else. there is a lot of
SFGTV
Feb 16, 2013 12:30pm PST
think it should go back to the budget economy. it was such a short time we have to spend the fund i have no doubt there are community needs but i'd like to see an overall plan by which we're helping victims of domestic violence. the one thing i am excite about we'll be able to develop an overall plan. but shelter transition housing are the basic needs that families need once they flee a violent situation. i meet many women and children that are swaip violence and they're in a single room and, of course, our homeless shelter system. i'm also very supportive of having that situation and talking about what the appropriate budget process is in june. so that we know that money we're putting forward is going toward a broader goal >> spiefr wiener. >> thank you mr. president. i support the supplemental and i'm speaking because actually, i don't wag the cut that was made by the budget committee i think it's a mistake. i am glad we're helping victims of domestic violence and i don't disagree in any way before but the fact is our district attorney's office is understaffed in many ways in which t
SFGTV
Feb 16, 2013 2:00pm PST
degree terrors of the economy we haven't increased our monies here. so therefore we're in control is very important. and housing is needed and that's what i believe the mayor said. on the different subject matter and it doesn't pertain to this audience but pertains to our whole country. our nation is for advocacy and human rights i find it peculiar that so many people are not able to get marijuana and i think it should be legal listed. >> next speaker. >> before i start i'd like the camera to focus on that lady. she's the one that needs the publicity. thank you. i'm douglas and i've lived in san francisco for 719 years >> now that football is over there were 3 people who fumbled the ball. the mayor and the board of supervisors it's the truth let's face that. and in a recent dream the spirit of harvey milk spoke to me and he said he wanted respect given to a dead gay man. he said for the airport i want respect for the gay man and he said the curse against the dead man don't effect the 49 recent. i want to thank the mayor for his opinion against porn. i want you to look at the general ho
SFGTV
Feb 19, 2013 7:30pm PST
people to come here. restaurants and our entire economy will benefit from the step we took together in 2012 many people said we couldn't reach consensus i say thank you john, thank you controller ben. and thank you city attorney dennis and treasurer. and thank you to the desire business community. thank you for your lisp and partisanship by replacing our gross receipt tax and now we must work together to develop this transparency. we must work together on the funds that we've raised for small businesses and economic development. and we're pitting thousands of san franciscans back to work on construction projects. and we're working and providing that san francisco of admission bay and the trans bay tower can coexist with chinatown and other quiet west side neighbors. infrastructure as most of you know is near and dear to my heart. i drafted our cities first blue print to up grade our infrastructure. and in the last two years we've got funds now for the water supply to be ready for the next earthquake. in the next few weeks i'll partner together with other supervisors to get the most
SFGTV
Feb 19, 2013 8:00pm PST
earlier with the expectation for college and seth them to in our economies is the keys key to success and we're making progress. san francisco unified continues to be the hive urban development are hi
SFGTV
Feb 15, 2013 10:30pm PST
, it was not a good time to get financing and start construction. * economy now the aloe am -- economy has come back, lending is available. the client is ready to go forward and start with all the final permitting when the city claim to the client a few months ago and asked that his construction be delayed by reason of using the site for up to two years for removing the boring equipment. and since then my client has agreed to delay his construction. and there are some risks. however, it seems like it's what's best for the city and the neighborhood, and was willing to come back before you and is today on essentially the same project. but instead of a demolition -- excuse me. instead of a rehabilitation of the building, it is, of course, a demolition. since the three city officials before me have described the project in great detail, i will not make any further remarks, but i am available for questions as is my co-counsel jonathan rodriguez. thank you very much. >> thank you. opening it up for public comment. i'm going to call a few names. michael barrett, howard wong, aaron peskin, and richard hanlo
SFGTV
Feb 18, 2013 8:00am PST
money into our city's economy, which is going to put more money in our neighbor's pocket that goes to the corner store. that [speaker not understood] the economy. we need to make sure the messaging is the local build out and the benefits of that are in this poll or in the initial messaging of our program. but that begs the question if we're separating this discussion of phase 1 and the build out and we don't know what's happening with the build out, we can't promise we're bringing a thousand jobs to san francisco. so, i see that as a problem. i really hope we can include the local build out and benefits in the messaging because that's really important. also, i'm also confused by the presentation and the options that are being presented today because i have also been part of this program -- the -- all the meetings of the stakeholders and technical review committee and in meetings with sfpuc's staff and lpi's staff. and the local power option, as i understand it, is not taking out the shell contract. we all know we have a resolution to purchase power through shell for 4-1/2 years. if
SFGTV
Feb 20, 2013 12:30pm PST
of the science, this is the movement that we have, and this is our new economy and this is the collaboration that is going on and we have a lot to celebrate in our city, whether it is the giants hopefully the 9ers. i would say that it is the people but we keep having cake for very good reasons we, have the talent that is here and ucsan francisco is a great core to attract this and we are inviting others in the world to establish their headquarters here. we are no longer satisfied just being a regional leader here. it is world innovation talent that we are drawing here to san francisco and we are glad to do it and support it with uc san francisco. thank you very much and and congratulations to everybody. [ applause ] >> thank you, mayor, lee. you heard lieutenant governor mention qb 3. the quantitative biology work and the great work of reg kelley. so now i want to introduce former governor gray davis who is the man responsible for the funding that started qb 3, governor davis? [ applause ] >> thank you, chancler. thank you for bringing us together today and it is really a wonderful mild ston
SFGTV
Feb 16, 2013 3:30am PST
are very fortunate that we have very thriving economy, and we are doing extremely well relative to the rest -- not only the country, the state, but even relative to the rest of the bay area, and i really think that we have to use this opportunity to address i think a fundamental problem that we have that we have in many respects in these times of great wealth and progress for some folks. we have a tale of two cities in a way. we have some people doing extremely well in san francisco,, and then we have people who are struggling, and i think we as a city collectively need to make a priority ensuring that the needs of the people who are struggling are indeed met, and what you see is you have issues like this one that that problems surface because i don't believe we are doing enough as a city to really address this larger issue, and i think until we do that these issues will continue to come to the surface, and i think what we're doing is very positive, but the reality is that as much as i know supervisor dufty and other agencies want to do all these amazing things they also don't have the re
SFGTV
Feb 16, 2013 6:30pm PST
and the beginning of the rebounding of the economy in california, will continue to be significantly better than we anticipated it might be for next year and the coming years. so we have some new projections about the or about our anticipated balances and did all of the members of the board get those? >> yes? >> so you all received them? i think that we should after the budget meeting actually we ought to review them, i think here for everybody and so we begin to and perhaps i will talk with deputy superintendent ly about the way that we can do the expanded budget committee report or something so that we kind of are not out of the woods not by any means, we are just, you know, i am going to i don't have it in front of me, but you can tell me that it is in the neighborhood of budget shortfall that we project for 3 years out. that was in the neighborhood of 60 million, is now only projected to be 42 million dollars. and so that is good. but, not good enough. it is good news just we just actually i think that the main message from the meeting is that we have to learn these kinds of things and the scal
SFGTV
Feb 17, 2013 5:30am PST
on the bay vendor and help out on the economy and getting the farmers across the bay and want to be able to know everybody that is brewing our beer and making our wine so we have a direct connection with the community and be able to share that with our patrons and i am not sure what it shows in your packet and i brought in letters of support because i think that our original packet from the police and say that we have one letter of support and i brought in a packet to the clerk last week and it shows only 20 letters of support and the petition that we went around in the neighborhood and asking them if they would like to see a type of space like ours in the neighborhoods. so we have over 100 signature theres and i brought that with me in case you did not have that. but i did not make enough copies. >> actually i do find the strong letters of support from the merchant's association and even your e-mails where you adjust the hours. >> yeah, i did. >> and congratulations on working with the neighbor and the merchants as well. >> the reason why i like doing this type of work is because it is
SFGTV
Feb 17, 2013 1:30pm PST
on implementing the facility. it is important for the economy and the region and will be an example for them to look at in the future, best of luck to you. >> thank you so much and thank you for your work on this project. >> hi, i'm jim patrick and i'm with patrick and company in san francisco. two things, number one, i appear before this board, the last board meeting and ask for a copy of the heinz agreement and why it was a good deal. today i have heard zero. number two, i understand that we are reevaluating the exiting strategy within the project and i understand that we are building a new bridge, a discussion that i would like you to ask the staff to look at creating a double deck from the park to the tower. this extends the park for really no land cost and it gives oscar park beneath it a lot of excitement because you ever are looking up and down, we know that the people like to go across the golden gate bridge and it is a whole new environment. and as you build it, you build an exit way around that tower. it will create an exit off the bus ridge of which there is none right now in the
SFGTV
Feb 17, 2013 3:30pm PST
of the projects costs go up currently because the economy is doing well, which is a positive thing for the city, but it also means that our cost increase particularly on the public projects and this is not exception from that. so if it is okay, with members of the board, i would like to also continue this item. and i will work with the director to see maybe the best way for us to have a more robust discussion just around the budget. and it is good that it is coming to us now, before we have to approve the budget in may. >> we are looking at march. >> approving the budget in march >> because we are finalizing the construction documents in may. >> when will the bids be in for the big package? >> march 7th. >> director. >> when we open them on march 12th. >> right >> we may want to it seems like we would want to look what that award value is. >> we could do that. >> we... >> based on where that is the biggest area. >> we could have a continuation of more information brought to you at the march board meeting and then have like a maybe a later meeting in march a special meeting. >> i think that migh
SFGTV
Feb 19, 2013 6:30am PST
transportation policy to advance social justice, strong economy, and sustainable environment. that experience includes being the director of the san francisco bicycle coalition and being the transportation policy director for spur, san francisco planning and urban research. and a project director for the san francisco transit riders union. in those jobs, especially in the latter two, i learned what it takes to provide excellent public transit as efficiently as possible and at least -- a the least possible cost to the taxpayers. and i'm proud to say that golden gate transit has done a really good job. these are hard times, as you know, for public transit agencies. we had to cut quite a bit of service, but we were smart about it and we also managed to add some service. and rider ship is increased on golden gate transit. * if reappointed, i hope to continue to work to improve golden gate transit and also to work to improve bicycle and pedestrian access and safety on the bridge. and i respectfully request your reappointment. >> thank you. supervisor cohen. >> thank you. i guess to the other speak
SFGTV
Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm PST
stopped the growth of our economy. we in this room and many of us working together took on the story changes for our city some of which have vexed for years >> years. i'm proud that together we through innovation and we foerjd our way ahead. to the city commissioners and to the department heads and to our friends in the business, labor you think non-profit and other communities who spent countless hours with us in negotiations and to the great people of san francisco who rewarded us with your support at ballet in san francisco thank you, very much. together we're putting san francisco back on the right track and building a solid foundation for all our residents. my fellow san francisco's we're living in a time of astonishing innovation and unlimited process we're driving that innov
SFGTV
Feb 21, 2013 8:30am PST
. the first is to continue to encourage the growth in the economy by extending the life for review and approval for permit applications for large projects from 360 to 720 days, clarifying the time limitations for permit processing so that it begins when the permit is provided to dbi for review and the clock stops when it is returned to planning for a design change that is required by the building department. extending the period of time for dbi to notify a project sponsor before a permit is canceled, and extending the time for completing all the work authorized by a building permit. the second objective was to correct a publication error for the fees associated with 3r reports. this error occurred during the last code cycle when it was published. and the final is to reduce fees for copying plans to the levels consistent with the sunshine task force's recommendations. this legislation was unanimously approved by the building inspection commission in march of 2012. i'll be glad to answer any questions. >> i see no questions -- supervisor cohen. >> hi, good afternoon, pam. i have a
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